Tag Archives: refugees

Closing the camps: Kenya’s déjà-vu politics

kenya

Hanno Brankamp explores refugee politics in Kenya. The government’s announced closure of its refugee camps is not just a worrying déjà-vu; it is driven by national politics and a renewed bid for more donor funding. While it seems highly unlikely that Kenya will actually close Dadaab, the government is likely to seek a diplomatic horse trade. Hanno is a DPhil […]

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Land rights and mobility: the unintended consequences of durable solutions in Tanzania

Amelia Kuch

Amelia Kuch takes a look at Tanzania, where durable solutions have been offered to Burundian refugees. New political rules are now in play for these citizens but, as Amelia shows, older ways of organising land and livelihoods in settlement areas are still alive and well.  Amelia is a PhD candidate in African Studies at the University of […]

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The UNHCR is much better than its reputation in Uganda suggests (and needs to say so)

Will Jones

The proposed implementation of the Cessation Clause for some Rwandan refugees has prompted fierce debate. Two weeks ago, Will Jones travels to the Nakivale Refugee Settlement, in Uganda, to meet a group of refugees who have been campaigning against the move. This is his reflection from his visit. Will is a Research Officer at the Refugee […]

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Violating the rights of deportees: why some deportations to African states amount to refoulement

Democracy in Africa

In today’s mobile world, questions of rights and democracy cannot be limited to the borders of nation states. In this article, Leana Podeszfa and Friederike Vetter explore the human rights abuses that can occur when failed asylum seekers from Africa are returned to their country of origin. Leana Podeszfa is a graduate of the MPhil […]

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